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more targeted terror in damascus a bomb explodes in a busy square taking thirteen lives and wounding dozens the second such attack in as many days. america's war on corruption in afghanistan ends up feeding the warlords and drug cartels revelations emerge that washington has been showering with billions of dollars. in the e.u. isn't working jobless rates reach record highs especially among young europeans who are banding their home countries to make ends meet.
costing live from moscow this is r t on kerry just a powerful blast has rocked the heart of the syrian capital killing at least thirteen people and wounding dozens explosion comes just twenty four hours after another deadly attack in central damascus targeting the prime minister but a correspondent. witnessed the blast and joins us live now or can you tell us what did you actually see. actually i survived this survived this attack i was something like one minute or two minutes away from it when i passed through this area. the big explosion destroyed most of the historic square which is called maggi in the middle of the nastiest it's very close to the old building of the next different period i have seen that did by the spreading wall around i have seen three with no heads and they have seen how the ambulance cars rushed inside
the square from everywhere how the claws just through it closed and how the security came in to the bacteria and they see how people were crying and where they're. crying and weeping over their destroyed properties all around the area of all the grasses and this area we're broke and we have a tower close by it's called damascus it's completely destroyed when it comes to. the glass is that that building of this office is has been damaged in a way or another. it's very did it to terrific you can see it's horrible you can see this is this and believe of it is so shocking scenes as you're describing for us there very disturbing scenes as well is this being connected in any way to yesterday's attack. yes you cannot deny many similarities between this. and the other one we have the same.
the previous. order that was targeting the prime minister but it attacked an area close to a kindergarten and a school and today. it's very crowded. square it's full of people every time the one who do move was doing the same the two placing know exactly that this is a would have only sleeping and this has only civilians this means then it is not upward that is noted to do anything in order to achieve their target and if you look for this if you think about this. this this square cover that there is no military presence and there it's only civilians only get to see that we are here we have to make a sign to make a message if you can we can get this and this is the same way that happened with all of. the way of doing business and doing
bombings ok up down and i was in damascus thank you for that. well neil clark who writes for britain's guardian newspaper believes the rebels are prantera tactics should send alarm signals to western nations. quite clearly that their aim is to spread terror among the population in damascus to terrorize civilians and it's absolutely shady call that these people are being backed by my country the u.k. by france by the west ours these are terrorist attacks let's call them what they are they haven't been condemned by william hague or cross what holland or john kerry are we going to think that's actually a call exhibit is it taking place in tel aviv or riyadh or anywhere else in the country which was a western i mean they would be roundly condemned but they're not and it's quite appalling that these so-called rebels with western help trying to bomb our way to power in syria killing innocent civilians spreading terror among population and i think that the likes of william hague who got blood on my hands on approach now
russia as a state aviation agency has stopped russian planes from flying over syria after friday's incident involving a russian jet so after an airbus a three twenty with a hundred fifty nine passengers on board reported the same close to rocket fire midair or pilot they stood flashes and threatening activity on the ground. to get to safety the plane was on route from an egyptian resort to russia where it landed safely it's still unclear whether it was an international tension or a typo i should say but the marquis from the syrian youth movement suspects the russian jets could easily be targeted by syrian rebels. the most amazing concept which could have happened was rebel fire from missiles which could have been given by regional countries or taken from government forces it's very hard to define whether it's intentional by accident but it probably would be intentional no global forces would fire a missile at an airplane a civilian aircraft without it being done intentionally. fanciful especially in the
south of syria so it can essentially another reprehensible act which probably would have been committed by rebel forces and should gain condemnation from all the states after it is clear who actually committed this. but it does show that these are not the liberal forces which the west wanted to arm in the first place and the fact that they would even consider to attack russian airplane shows that the level of borrowing or barbarism because russia supports a political solution in this era crisis they would be a target for rebel groups for any russian citizens or any russian. especially inside of syria including airplanes. well some of syria's refugees are found a new home in russia's south you can watch all reports fourteen thirty g.m.t. . i am from. the wars that i.
am every day she says another body in the syria or in arabic. far from. the syrian woman you are. trying. to show those are those of other girls. i'm planning to stay in russia. to build a new life in russia here. millions of untraceable dollars have been handed out by the u.s. to afghanistan throughout the past decade in exchange for loyalty president karzai confirm the regular payments detail on how kabul spends the cash now each account
looks now at the way of dealing with the region's corruption. both u.s. and afghan officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to the new york times and said that for many years the cia had paid tens of millions of dollars in what they say was ghost money to the office of president karzai the afghan government has received billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayers money but the officials say that the secret cash went to fuel corruption in the country the cia apparently delivers the cash every month in suitcases backpacks and plastic shopping bags the official said much of the money goes to paying off warlords and politicians many of whom have ties to the drug trade and in some cases the taliban the result of that appears to be that the agency empowers the same networks that american diplomats aligned for spent agents say they're trying to dismantle president karzai was asked about the. knowledge to see even get he basically dismissed the payments as no big deal saying those are monthly small
amounts used for various purposes as the cia declines to comment another u.s. official has been pointed to say the biggest source of corruption in afghanistan was the united states afghan officials quoted in this new york times report said number of senior officials in the afghan national security council or individually on the cia's payroll there was an interesting story with the administrative chief of the act council mohammad. ali he was arrested in two thousand and ten in connection with the sprawling american led investigation that tied together afghan . taliban financing and the opium trade president karzai heading released within hours and the cia then helped persuade the obama administration to back off its anti-corruption push possibly because they didn't want to take action discovered in the alleged corruption scheme because that would be a story of
a dog chasing its tail in washington. america's money of course comes from what is the world's biggest defense budget by far antiwar campaigner richard becker says as long as it continues to swell the more americans fall into poverty. it's really amazing when you look at the cia operations in afghanistan which really began that introduction one of the one nine hundred seventy nine nine hundred eighty s. the cia lie just after instance entire history was carried out in afghanistan and the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed and yet today in two thousand and thirteen afghanistan ranked exactly last so it really indicates what about the corrupting influence that the cia interventionists head over all of these years and continues to have today be spending a vast something that really the arsenal are going to be sure overall be over a truck and yet we have today in the united states virtually half nearly forty
percent of the population according to the government itself is now either living in poverty or as low income and the interest of the people have been sacrificed on the altar of militarism. of course media reports say the ghost money is ending up in the wrong hands but what do you think is the situation let's have a look now at our site vote on r.t. dot com let's see how the figures are stacking up so far according to what you think of how here we go well look at that eighty percent by far the vast majority so far think bribery to achieve u.s. goals is what is happening and what a down eight percent multi-purpose say to help afghans and equally six percent each people think secret to corrupt the taliban and the other six percent there that we saw work which was america trying to flood terrorist cells there it is back with counterfeit yes of course we want your vote so please do keep voting.
europe's latest unemployment numbers are in and don't make good reading the rate went up across most of the european union in march according to your a stat while the figures are disappointing of course and as you can see rising year by year with spain and greece being one of the worst affected in greece the number is an eye watering twenty seven percent while spain is not far behind era and both have more than one in four people are unemployed right now and for young people especially it's much worse and jobless rate for them is more than double the national figure we have to also his report now and why it takes more than just
numbers to see the true extent of the damage. the unemployment rate in years on this recently issued record twelve percent of those aged twenty five and countries like spain and greece that number is a slight as more than fifty percent were burning or a sign of any economic improvement for those who are looking for a job that search is no longer just about trying to climb aboard many are the ones who leave their home countries like niccolo wriggles e a biology graduate from italy now working initial in brussels and the situation in italy was when you leave the office because the only thing everybody needs to get is a really sure contract for the three month for six months with absolutely move to sydney to your room now in an industry most of them were simply unpaid for the situation room this super heads ditch and you can't really think of your future he says
it wasn't a walk in the park in beijing either as many companies require a working knowledge of both french and dutch a barrier that may be hard to overcome but perhaps still more attractive for some of going back home in the future to it in two thousand and twelve presidential for the people in the greats from italy grew up by thirty four percent in two towns and i really want to know where you meet interesting people and it's not just the citizens feeding the pitch foreigners would come to europe to seek new opportunities starting their will businesses and building their lives have now will also change their minds fred's iana this meant leaving greece and david all the way back to her native ecuador and while homesickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision as expected also helping and many foreigners decided to leave grace and move to countries like germany and
switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation is really isn't. for instance serviceman he used to get one and a half thousand euros are now paid just one hundred our place has been open for two years even though it's still new i believe we have very good prospects for the future. something she says just isn't possible than here right now and perhaps for good you know who. are still here for some time does so sylvia our team brussels. for more on the grim jobless numbers and europe's other troubles that we're joined by piece a clip from the open europe independent think tank thanks for joining us here live on r.t. nearly fifty percent of young people are employed in greece and spain where these countries in europe heading well it's clear that programs for for for these countries are not exactly accessible unemployment is always increasing
specially if you look at youth and employment we can see. that one to two entry for unemployed so i think it's very very concerning. and there's a human cost to this austerity isn't there as i mean households are really struggling with their income what do you think e.u. leaders should actually do to address this to fix it. well one of the interesting figures is that german unemployment is also going up so whereas the current plan is germany has to bail out the rest of the eurozone and the germans or selfish that's sort of the hidden message that you hear they're not willing to build them out although they are able that's what some people claim well this message is being debunked by the figures we see that germany. is suffering as well its economy is not doing great it's not good to have growth but unemployment this is this is
slowly going up and this should be a lesson what are all these or do you know turn to your turns this have been widely discussed but most of them until having a second look at which countries can share a currency union so far this is still an absolute and unconditional who in the european capitals but i suspect it will change at some point if as you say many countries even germany suffering now and all of this really to do with austerity we hear a lot about those therapy but is it actually hindering a recovery. well of course if you spend more than you or you have to cut the budget that's common sense so i think austerity or us anglo-american calls it balancing the budget is in itself very good at the but it would be wrong to claim it is sufficient we have to look at other factors as well and as i said if you see the whole sort of europe is stuck with
a hopelessly overvalued currency that maybe they are economically able to close the gap with germany in terms of competitiveness but certainly politically there is no willingness while this facts should lead to a sort of pollution with regards to which countries forced to share a currency ok piece of crap from the open europe independent think tank thanks for joining us here on r.t. . europe's a human rights court rules that ukraine acted illegally by jailing its former prime minister in the program we'll look at whether that decision could change anything the mission is conservation plus. extra medics shipped into guantanamo to deal with the worsening hunger strike psychiatric expert tells us why there is only one solution to the men's protest so off the break.
internationally in the very heart of moscow. welcome back the arrest and imprisonment of ukraine's former prime minister. has been ruled illegal about you being court of human rights but judges dismissed complaint physical mistreatment while in custody she served seven years for abuse in office deals with russia well he's been following the case from the very beginning he's here live now in the studio to give us more on this how will this impact on her plight do you think while this may be the last hope of the defending lawyers of unity michelle as they call it especially after her parole plea was turned down last week there was
a certain slight breath of. the former interior minister had been jailed for five years was given a presidential amnesty and was released a few weeks ago but this is not the case of tymoshenko and it's interesting crossroads situation for the ukrainian officials those on the one hand they want to be friends with you. the they are aspiring for integration and they don't want to be upsetting you or any longer with on the other hand they see tomasz and co as their biggest enemy and that's why it's more comfortable for them to remain behind bars there's already been a reaction from the ruling party which said that the. decision by the european court of human rights is not a valid grounds to have to release and they always have another trick up their sleeve of course because they can say ok you ruled this decision by our judicial system as illegitimate but we have to pending cases against the ongoing cases one of which includes association to a murder over a deputy in one thousand nine hundred six so this is a very interesting situation and we have to wait and see whether there will be any
further reaction coming from the ruling party in kiev and authorities there and you touched on this briefly when how does this affect relations between the wind and ukraine this is been a long going issue and in fact this is been a bone of contention between europe and kia for for some time we remember last year when kiev hosted the football championship the euro twenty twelve some of the european officials boycotted the tournament because of the machine go and her case whether this decision by the european court of human rights may actually changes situation we of course will wait and see but so far as it stands it seems very unlikely because for all the pressure that has been there on key of by the european officials kiev has not kneeled to that pressure and it doesn't seem that they will kneel this time as well ok we'll see where it goes thanks for that update thank you . the misery is far from over for the survivors of the bangladesh tower block. any one of the big western making clothes for winter now to
compensate the victims as we report online. sore spots a report warns those affected by last month's acts on the oil spill but there's still toxic trouble in the neighborhood none more on our website. medical staff or enforcements have been drafted into guantanamo bay as fears grow over the health of inmates who've been on hunger strike for almost three months some forty medics arrived at the camp one hundred detainees according to officials
are refusing food in protest of mistreatment indefinite detention of prisoners lawyers they claim the number of hunger strikers is much higher twenty of the protesters have lost so much weight. in hospitalized most of the one time detainees are being held without charge on hoffa had been cleared for transfer the release of psychological first certainly cooper's thinks no medical attention will help the u.s. authorities started dressing their demands. when one or two people go out on hunger strike it's an extreme act they're taking a risk of their life and they have a message that they want to deliver they exhausted all the possibilities to communicate it out when a hundred people or twenty seven people even go on a hunger strike you've got a major. the problem with the harsh conditions in the end the answer is to settle with the prisoners and improve the conditions instead they're playing a extremely dangerous military is playing extremely danger of letting them starve
to death and then the question of whether they should be force fed or not which is not really the real question the real question is why not address their demands and a quick look now at some other well news making headlines. libya gunmen have surrounded the justice ministry in tripoli demanding the dismissal of all members of kind of gadhafi regime from the government trucks carrying anti-aircraft guns up near the building seeds of the foreign ministry also calling for expiration members to go now into its third day. the palestinians join the funeral of michelle who was killed in an israeli airstrike driving a motorcycle today while the men were also reported injured in the israeli military claims the child was involved in extensive terrorist activity involved in the recent rocket attack in southern israel and that is the first deadly air strike on palestinian territory since tentative to truce with militants lost him. up ahead
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